What is the Friends of VCC?

The Friends of VCC is a group of people from both Valley Crisis Center and the community who come together to plan, organize, and put on large fundraisers or events. 

No! If you have a passion or love of event planning or just want to make a meaningful impact in your community, we welcome you! If you do have any sort of background in fundraising or event planning that’s cool too but not necessary to join.

No. As a member of the Friends of VCC you’d only be helping with our fundraisers and events. You wouldn’t be doing direct services with clients so you wouldn’t need our full advocate training.

Valley Crisis Center is looking for individuals who can meet once or twice a month and attend our events to help make sure things run smoothly. Of course, we don’t expect you to be available for all meetings or events as we know life happens and you have other obligations.

Before COVID-19 shut things down, including this fundraising team, the Friends of VCC helped plan our theatre fundraisers at Playhouse Merced, the Patchwork Quilt Fundraisers, helped organize our Peace For Families events, and more!

There is no membership fee to be a part of the Friends of VCC. We’d only like a portion of your time and passion.

The Friends of VCC was formed as a way to reduce the amount of work staff were doing alongside the direct services they provide to victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Because burn out is a very real risk in the line of work that we do, having a fundraising team helps reduce that workload. 

Yes, we always want people who would use our services to be a part of our team. However, we do ask that you are recovered from your trauma as being on this fundraising team can trigger you since we often discuss IPV, SA, and HT in relation to any events we are planning.

Applying is easy!

Simply fill out the application here and email to cesilie@alliance4you.org or you can drop it off at our main office at 790 Loughborough Drive, Merced CA 95348.

We’ll then review your application and reach out for an interview.

You do not need to submit a resume or a cover letter.

Some Past Events Planned/Assisted by Friends of VCC